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Government allocates Rp250 million for Ende airfield development

  • April 08, 2019

Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The executive supervision has allotted bill amounting to Rp250 million to rise a Haji Hasan Aroeboesman Airport in Ende District, Flores Island, in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province.

“The reserved appropriation from a States National Budget (APBN) is to be channeled for land merger for building a airport. We will weigh either land- or sea-based growth is a best approach brazen formed on a outcomes of a feasibility study,” Ende District Deputy Head Djafar Ahmad settled here on Monday.

There are skeleton to extend a 1,650-meter-long runway of Haji Hasan Aroeboesman Airport to over dual thousand meters.

Ahmad remarked that a airfield was being grown to offer larger entrance to Ende to pull some-more visitors to a district’s tourism attractions.

Revealing other details, Ahmad settled that a supervision had worked consistently to record a boost in traveller arrivals from Bali to Ende by opening a Denpasar-Ende route.

“We have mostly hold discussions with some transport agents in Bali over handling flights on a Denpasar-Ende route, so that tourists experiencing dullness in Denpasar can conduct to Ende and a adjoining area,” he explained.

Moreover, he remarkable that ATR-type aircraft would subsequently not be authorised accede to land in Denpasar. Hence, a Haji Hasan Aroeboesman airport’s growth is deemed required to accommodate these aircraft.

Moreover, if Garuda airlines starts handling flights on a track to Ende, a airfield moody use will turn busier to accommodate 10 additional daily flights.

“Hence, a airfield in Ende will turn a second busiest in NTT after El Tari Kupang Airport, and it will positively attract some-more tourists,” Ahmad added.

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